Early Science and Medicine
Edited by Christoph Lüthy, Radboud University, Nijmegen
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Early Science and Medicine (ESM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the history of science, medicine and technology from the earliest times through to the end of the eighteenth century. The need to treat in a single journal all aspects of scientific activity and thought to the eighteenth century is due to two factors: to the continued importance of ancient sources throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period, and to the comparably low degree of specialization and the high degree of disciplinary interdependence characterizing the period before the professionalization of science.
The journal, which concerns itself mainly with the the Western, Byzantine and Arabic traditions, is particularly interested in emphasizing these elements of continuity and interconnectedness, and it encourages their diachronic study from a variety of viewpoints, including commented text editions and monographic studies of historical figures and scientific questions or practices. Early Science and Medicine contains an extended book review section and occasionally dedicates special feature sections to emerging historiographic fields and methods of research.
The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French and German are also accepted.
Online from 2004.
For more information visit also the book series Medieval and Early Modern Science.
Thomson Scientific’s Journal Citations Report for 2013 ranks Early Science and Medicine with an Impact Factor of 0.289.